WALD is at the forefront of highly specialised dispute resolution boutiques, focusing on extremely complex judicial, arbitration and mediation matters.
Known for providing its clients with tailor-made services, the firm specialises in multifaceted areas of disputes in both public and private affairs, such as civil, commercial, administrative, banking, international, antitrust and corporate law, as well as disputes relating to infrastructure (telecommunications, energy, gas and oil, sanitation, transport and aviation). In addition, we manage and resolve conflicts concerning regulatory agencies such as ANP, ANATEL, ANEEL and CADE.
The firm also monitors all forms of national and international arbitration and mediation. Its lawyers are experienced counsellors, mediators, legal experts and consultants in proceedings before Brazilian and foreign arbitral institutions (ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA and UNCITRAL).
For many years, the firm and its partners have appeared among Brazil’s first-tier litigation and arbitration firms in specialised publications, such as Latin Lawyer 250, Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. The firm has also won the renowned Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year from 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2018 and 2019, in the disputes and M&A categories, and ranked first in the 2018 (dispute resolution and energy sectors) and 2019 (arbitration, civil law and construction sectors) editions of Revista Análise Advocacia 500.
Main areas of practice
Litigation: Wald has figured for many years among Brazil’s premier litigation firms. It focuses on various areas, such as contract, commercial, administrative, banking, international and corporate law. The firm also represents public utilities companies in disputes involving government contracts.
Arbitration: The firm pioneers in having a department specialised in national and international arbitration and has consistently ranked as a first-tier firm. Its lawyers have worked as counsel, arbitrators, legal experts and consultants in proceedings before Brazilian and foreign arbitral institutions, as well as representing clients in state court proceedings related to arbitration, drafted legal opinions and provided legal advice on arbitration agreements.
Administrative, regulatory and infrastructure: The firm’s practice covers regulated industries and their representation in lawsuits or before several governmental agencies. Having assisted many clients throughout the privatisation process, Wald has a comprehensive understanding of complex issues emerging in public procurement procedures, public–private partnerships and infrastructure projects.
Commercial/corporate: the firm focuses on advising high-profile transactions, and acting as counsel on disputes arising thereof, on pre-litigation matters and before judicial and arbitration courts.
Debt restructuring and bankruptcy: Wald has vast experience in advising and representing both debtors and creditors in debt reorganisations. The firm also currently serves as administrator in Brazil’s judicial restructuring proceeding with most creditors involved.
Banking and finance: The firm provides counsel to companies and financial institutions in several complex transactions and litigation proceedings of varied nature, including loaning, acquisition financing and financing of exports, among others, mainly focusing on previous and post-litigation proceedings.
Languages: Portuguese, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.Avenida Juscelino Kubitschek 510, 8th floor
04543-906 São Paulo, SP
Tel: +55 11 3074 6000
[email protected]Avenida Franklin Roosevelt, 115, 4th floor
20021-120 Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Tel: +55 21 2272 9300
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Centro Empresarial Varig
70710-500 DF Brasilia
Tel: +55 61 3410 4700
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